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Emerging Trends in ICT Security by Hamid R Arabnia, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 5

Gamification of Information Security Awareness Training

Guillermo Francia III, David Thornton, Monica Trifas and Timothy Bowden,    Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, USA

The need for well-trained Information Security and Assurance (ISA) professionals, as well as general information security awareness, has increased considerably in the last decade and shows no sign of slowing. To address this need, both industry and academia have been driven to innovative approaches. The use of digital games and game mechanics to further education has received growing attention and respect in the last several years. There is strong evidence that thoughtful employment of gaming elements can improve motivation and understanding. This paper ...

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